Community Worker (Practitioner)
Youth Support Coordinator
(Social Community Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010 Level 4)
Jabiru Community Youth and Children’s Services is a community-based non-profit organisation committed to providing community services and support to children, young people and families.
Currently, within our Communities team, we are looking for a passionate practitioner to take on the
role of Youth Support Coordinator (YSC).
The Youth Support Coordinator (YSC) role is part time contract (36 hrs) a week commencing 27 January 2019 until 5 April 2019.
The YSC program aims to support young people in Years 10 to 12, who are at risk of disengaging, or have already disengaged from education.
The role will work across three local high schools at Bracken Ridge State High School, Sandgate District State High School and Aspley State High School and in around the local community.
We are seeking a female worker, to reflect the specific needs of the school communities.
The YSC will also support retention and attainment in education and training for young people.
We are looking for a person with the following attributes/requirements
- A sense of humour that combines well in a professional setting.
- A willingness to grow and develop as a person and as a community development worker.
- A firm commitment to reflective practice: personal & professional development.
- A strong desire and passion to work with young people and where appropriate the significant others in young people’s lives.
- Demonstrated knowledge of developmental youth work practice and high value of mutual and respectful relationships.
- Demonstrated knowledge of storytelling and narrative practice in working with at risk cohorts of young people and in advocating the relevance of developmental youth work to government bodies
- Demonstrated social justice values and a willingness to listen to the diversity of experience of the young people and workers of the community, including those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, those who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who have a diversity of gender and or sexual identities.
- A demonstrated ability to maintain and build upon linkages with key stakeholders.
- Understanding in the principles of community development and positive views as to what comradeship with people in your team means, would be highly desirable.
- A demonstrated ability to work both within a team and autonomously.
- Ability to work collaboratively in settings outside of your direct team regularly will be essential to generating the outcomes needed for this service.
- Working with Children Check Paid Employee Blue Card (authorisation by Queensland Government Blue Card Services to work with under 18-year olds).
- Bachelor degree (Human Services, Behavioural Science, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent)
- Current driver’s license
If you are interested in this position, then send a letter outlining why you are interested in this role and how you meet the desired attributes and requirements.
To apply for this position, please submit via email to [email protected]:
• a cover letter
• a resume
• at least three work related referees with up to date contact details including email addresses
Applications Close: 14 December 2018
For further information please contact Emma Chambers: [email protected] or 3269 0044.